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Feb. 14, 2020

Four years on from launch, the Founders of Difrent, Rachel and Steve, get to the heart of why they started Difrent…

"In a nutshell, I couldn’t find a professional services company who could deliver my needs when I was responsible for patient-facing transformation across the NHS. There was just nobody out there that stood out. Frankly, a company just different from the rest." Rachel Murphy, CEO at Difrent

“It was also very clear to us that the way services were provided in our market has remained pretty much the same for many a year. Effectively, all much of a muchness.” Steve Dhillon, Founder at Difrent

We wanted to make a change to this, to be seen as offering something different for our clients and consultants alike. To stand out from our competitors right from the get-go.

Difrent is not only a wordplay on wanting to be ‘Different’. It sums up who we are personally, thinking ‘Difrent’, being ‘Difrent’. Somewhere we can dare to be different since the world seems to be full of the everyday ordinary.

We are all about being authentic and bringing our whole selves to work. Today, we have 75 passionate, disruptive titans working in user-centred Service Design, Business Analysis, Agile Service Delivery and Business Change.

I’m very proud to say that we fully support “tech for good”, delivering positive outcomes with Public Health England, The World Health Organisation, NHS Business Services Authority and The Department of Health and Social Care.

Delivery at the core, People-first & True partners

Whilst delivery is our core strength, it is also nicely complemented by our wonderful beliefs, values and strong principles that have now become ingrained in our business. It’s not just a tagline, we are absolutely a digital business that is all about people not just technology.

Difrent brings out the best in all of us. It allows our stars to shine bright, becoming great at what they do, whilst really enjoying where they work and the people they work alongside. It is more than just a commercial entity. It provides an opportunity to give back and be rewarded whilst doing so. It is something that we are just incredibly proud of.

“Difrent means the world to me. It is what I’ve dreamt about for 20 years since I first set up a consultancy” Rachel Murphy

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